Lesson 2

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mminnick
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Lesson 2
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2011-11-18 14:30:07
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Greek Tragedy: Sophocles' Antigone
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  1. Dionysus
  2. "Golden Age of Greece"
    Greek tragedy plays reached its peak and this time was called "Golden age of Greece"
  3. the "Great Dionysian"
    A festival that took place in Athens, Greece. It lasted five or six days in March.
  4. Oedipus
    Sophocoles greek tragedy plays
  5. Polis virtue & Heroic virtue
    • Polis virtue- applies to someone who gives his/her first loyalty to the state and sacrifices for the benefit of the state.
    • Heroic virtue-applies to those who "follow their heart" or some higher power that they believe supersedes the law of the polis.
  6. Hubris
  7. Themes of Greek Tragedy
    • -humans facing powers which they cannot full understand or control and being destroyed by them
    • -conflict between apollonian and dionysian, civic virtue conflicts with heroic virtue.

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